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The Ancient House, Peasenhall

Description: The Ancient House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285303

OS Grid Reference: TM3559069292
OS Grid Coordinates: 635590, 269292
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2713, 1.4517

Location: Church Street, Peasenhall, Suffolk IP17 2HL

Locality: Peasenhall
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 2HL

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Listing Text


9/65 The Ancient House
- (formerly listed as
25.10.51. Ancient House)


House. Mid C16 core, early-mid C18 facade; extensive late C19 additions to
rear and right hand side (one part dated 1886). Timber framed, the facade
roughcast rendered, colourwashed brick to right hand gable end, later
additions in red brick; plaintiled roof with crest tiles. 2 storeys and
attic. 8 windows, C18 sashes with glazing bars in flush frames; asymmetrical
doorway with Roman Doric pilasters, entablature with triglyph frieze and
pedimented cornice; 8-panel raised and fielded door; wooden modillion eaves
cornice. Internal stack and gable end stack to right hand side. The left
hand gable end is plastered with a late C19 2-storey canted bay; in the gable
over the bay are some C16 pargetted motifs re-used from the original gable end
of the house. Fully panelled entrance hall with C17 panelling and some re-
used linenfold panelling around the fireplace. The drawing room has mid C18
panelling: to either side of the fireplace are fine semi-circular recesses
with coved ceilings painted with fruit and flowers, and both recesses and the
fireplace have wooden surrounds carved with ribbons and wreaths. One late C19
rear window contains 3 early C16 heraldic shields, said to come from the now
demolished rear wing of the house. The late C19 additions to the south are
not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TM3559069292

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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